THAMES Valley Police officers investigating the death of a 24-year-old man in Reading have made an arrest.

On Sunday (February 14) at around 12.55am officers received a call to Managua Close in Caversham.

A man, aged 24, was found with a stab wound to the chest and sadly died at the scene. A murder investigation was launched.

Yesterday officers have arrested a 22-year-old-man in connection with the investigation.

Police said the man has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. He is currently in police custody.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Mike Roddy of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and have today made an arrest in connection with it.

“I would like to reiterate the need for anyone with any information or footage which they think could be relevant to contact us. Your information could be vital to our investigation.

“Members of the public are likely to see an increased police presence in Reading while our investigation continues. We have also extended a Section 60 order which allows officers greater powers to carry out stop and search activity.

“Please feel free to speak to our officers if you have any questions or concerns.

“If you have any information which you think could help us, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101 quoting reference number 43210062322, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Alternatively, you can make a report online.”